Seeing the Twin Towers crumble is no longer the most frightening moment of my life.— John C. Liu (@LiuNewYork) January 6, 2021
A New York lawmaker from Queens is getting big blowback for tweeting that since Wednesday’s Capitol riots, the 9/11 attack is no longer his most frightening memory.
“Seeing the Twin Towers crumble is no longer the most frightening moment of my life,” tweeted state Sen. John Liu (D-Queens).
The tweet, which Liu sent at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, as the Washington, D.C., riot unfolded, is still being blasted as tone-deaf days later.
Liu told The Post on Saturday that he was just swept up by the emotion of the moment when he hit send on Wednesday’s tweet.
“My tweet was an emotional response that failed to provide a fuller context and was not meant in any disrespect, especially to those who died on 9/11 and their families,” Liu said, adding, “9/11 is by far the most horrific and outrageous thing I’ve witnessed.”
Still, the Capitol attack “evoked emotions of outrage, horror and fear that I haven’t felt since Sept. 11.,”
“What happened on that day 20 years ago was by far the most horrific thing I saw in my life and can’t be compared, but watching on TV the American people’s house be attacked — not by terrorists but by other Americans — was frightening,” he added.
Liu was a candidate in the primary elections which were canceled by the 9/11 attacks. He went on to win, becoming the first Asian American elected to the City Council. He was elected to the state Senate in 2018.
“On Sept. 11, 2001, after they canceled the primary election that morning, I returned home in time to watch the towers fall, and I remember feeling the horror and the outrage and the fear, which I, nor any of us, will ever forget,” he said.
Maybe you should have wrote your belated (and lame) excuse on a thread following your initial faux pas, dummy.You just wanted to see how many likes you were gonna get.